Listen to Shame’s festive new single ‘Baldur’s Gate’

Frontman Charlie Steen has called it "another Christmas classic"

Shame have dropped off an early Christmas present to fans in the form of a festive new single called ‘Baldur’s Gate’ – you can listen to it below.

The band’s new original track – a dark take on a Christmas story, wrapped up in a set of winding guitars – follows on from their riotous 2018 rendition of José Feliciano’s ‘Feliz Navidad’.

“It’s another Christmas classic,” Shame frontman Charlie Steen said in a statement. “It’s about a period of time in which I’d regularly be trekking up to the streets of Edinburgh to see an ex-partner.”

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He added: “These are some of the thoughts I’d have when I’d be leaving Waverley station, en route back to London in the winter nights.”

You can listen to ‘Baldur’s Gate’ below:

Shame released their second album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ earlier this year. In a five-star review of second album ‘Drunk Tank Pink’NME‘s Rhian Daly wrote: “This is massive leap on from ‘Songs Of Praise’ – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ is more ambitious and more accomplished than its predecessor, showcasing a band brimming both with ideas and the confidence to pull them off.”

The band are set to head out on a US tour in February, with dates set in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Nashville and more. They’ll then embark on more European dates – the full dates can be found below.

Shame 2022 tour dates:

FEBRUARY 2022
7 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
8 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
11 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
15 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
17 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
18 – Tulips – Fort Worth, TX
19 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
20 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
22 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
23 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
25 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
26 – Mahall’s – Lakewood, OH
27 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON

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MARCH 2022
1 – Theatre Fairmont – Montreal, QC
3 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
4 – Webster Hall – New York, NA
5 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
7 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
8 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
9 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
11 – Exit In – Nashville, TN
12 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
13 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
30 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 – Trix VZW – Antwerpen, Belgium

APRIL 2022
1 – Bataclan – Paris, France
2 – Mascotte – Zurich, Switzerland
4 – Strom – Munich, Germany
5 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
6 – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
8 – VEGA – Copenhagen, Denmark
9 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
10 – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway
12 – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
13 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
14 – CBE – Cologne, Germany

MAY 2022
21 – Tomavistas Festival – Madrid, Spain

JUNE 2022
4 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain

This past summer, Shame released their ‘Born In Luton Remixes’ EP, featuring re-workings of the ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ track by the likes of Parquet Courts‘ Austin Brown.

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